My main area of research interest is studying the formation mechanisms and behaviour
of mineral phases, by preparation and characterisation of their synthetic analogues. I use a wide range of characterisation techniques, including PXRD, TGA, IR, TEM and ICP-OES, as well as experimental studies such as leach tests, to investigate synthetic mineral systems. Discoveries and observations made when studying the synthetic minerals can then be compared to the natural materials, resulting in a better understanding of these complex systems.
PhD, Loughborough University, Chemistry
MChem, Loughborough University, Chemistry, 2005 - 2009
PDRA, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, UK, 2013 - ongoing